Her Sexual Space Podcast is a sex-positive space created to facilitate dialogues that promote wellness and empowers women's sexual health. Each season brings you unique weekly episodes that feature provocative dialogues integrating wellness strategies, sex -education, tools, and resources.
In this bonus episode/ Summer Sprinkle, we are taking a dive and dissecting friends with benefits! Friends w/ Benefits is not an uncommon way to do relationships and meet sexual needs, yet there is still so much taboo around it. I have been reviewing studies around these relationship styles and invited an intimacy coach to discuss her observed trends on this subject.
Shamaree Brissett is a Relationship & Intimacy Coach, specializing in empowering women to get the confidence and pleasure they deserve so that they no longer settle for a lack of satisfaction in relationships. Shamaree is also a Marriage & Family Therapist that has been providing counseling services for nearly a decade.
She started Shamaree L.A.B. LLC (Relationship & Intimacy Coaching Services) in 2021, with the intention to serve more people because she believes that everyone deserves real confidence, relationship satisfaction, and unlimited orgasms. As a sexual assault survivor, a modern Black woman, and a therapist Shamaree combines her personal and professional experience to best serve her clients.
Resources: Lehmiller, J. J., VanderDrift, L. E., & Kelly J. R. (2011). Sex differences in approaching friends with benefits relationships. The Journal of Sex Research, 48, 275-284.
Lehmiller, J.J. (2017, November). Experiences with kink and group sex among friends with benefits and romantic partners. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Atlanta, GA.
Lehmiller, J. J., VanderDrift, L. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2014). Sexual communication, satisfaction, and condom use behavior in friends with benefits and romantic partners. Journal of Sex Research, 51(1), 74-85.
Machia, L. V., Proulx, M. L., Ioerger, M., & Lehmiller, J. J. (2020). A longitudinal study of friends with benefits relationships. Personal Relationships, 27(1), 47-60.
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Her Sexual Space is an independent podcast created and hosted by Janice Leonard. Produced by Vibez Productionz.